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America’s sweetheart Taylor Swift is gracing our February 2018 cover! We have all of the pop star’s best mane moves and beauty secrets right in this issue.


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Sophisticate’s got to chat with Fox-TV Star’s Brittany O’Grady!


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Bring in the holidays with hair inspirations from your favorite celebs!


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Sophisticate’s Blog:                 Instagram Beauty Hits


Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide loves beauty and we love selfies. Put the two together and you can see why Instagram is one of our favorite places! Here’s a round-up of the week’s most fabulous mane moves from the photo-sharing site…

Kacey Musgraves & Katy Perry

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Madonna

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Rita Ora

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Khloe Kardashian

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January Jones

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MEET THE NEW FACE OF MAC’S VIVA GLAM CAMPAIGN


Rihanna
Does she look familiar? Of course, unless you’ve been under a rock! Music’s wild child, Rihanna, is not just another pretty face. Nope. The 25 year-old beauty is a savvy businesswoman, a social-media powerhouse (with millions of followers) and one of music’s most-watched stars. She’s been MAC Cosmetics’ first-ever celebrity partner and now she’s the face of Viva Glam fronting a brilliant lipstick and lipglass with proceeds going to the MAC AIDS Fund. Rihanna was thrilled by the response to her last makeup line and she “wanted to expand my role, so to speak, as a more philanthropic role.” Appearing this past week on ABC’s Good Morning America—Rihanna we have to admit—she was gorgeous and can predict another winner!

Beauty Advice: January 31




 
 
 
 
 

Jan 31

 
Brush your hair daily and massage your scalp. This helps with microcirculation, which is important to hair and scalp health.

Sophisticate’s Blog:         Academy of Country Music Awards Nominations


The Academy of Country Music announced the nominees for the 49th ACM Awards. Here are some of the hot categories. Congratulations to everybody! We’ll definitely be tuning in to see the awards show on Sunday, April 6 on CBS. Can’t wait!

Kacey Musgraves won two Grammy Awards. Will she win an ACM, too?

Kacey Musgraves won two Grammy Awards. Will she win an ACM, too?

Entertainer of the Year
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Lee Brice
Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year
Sheryl Crow
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the Year
Big & Rich
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
Thompson Square

Vocal Group of the Year
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Album of the Year
Based On A True Story… – Blake Shelton
Crash My Party – Luke Bryan
Here’s To The Good Times – Florida Georgia Line
Same Trailer Different Park – Kacey Musgraves
Two Lanes Of Freedom – Tim McGraw

Single Record of the Year
“Cruise” – Florida Georgia Line
“Highway Don’t Care” – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
“I Drive Your Truck” – Lee Brice
“Mama’s Broken Heart” – Miranda Lambert
“Wagon Wheel” – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum

Song of the Year
“Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)” – Gary Allan
“I Drive Your Truck” – Lee Brice
“Mama’s Broken Heart” – Miranda Lambert
“Mine Would Be You” – Blake Shelton
“Wagon Wheel” – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum

Video of the Year
“Better Dig Two” – The Band Perry
“Blowin’ Smoke” – Kacey Musgraves
“Highway Don’t Care” – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
“I Drive Your Truck” – Lee Brice
“Mama’s Broken Heart” – Miranda Lambert
“Two Black Cadillacs” – Carrie Underwood

Vocal Event of the Year
“Boys ‘Round Here” – Blake Shelton Featuring Pistol Annies & Friends
“Cruise (Remix)” – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly
“Highway Don’t Care” – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
“Wagon Wheel” – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum
“We Were Us” – Keith Urban And Miranda Lambert

GO FOR MORE VOLUME WITH LAYERS!


Jean-Marc Maniatis
This look from Jean-Marc Maniatis of Maniatis/Paris plays on contrasts and stylistic effects. The smooth moves and breaks turbulent graphics provide a striking silhouette in shiny copper—setting an intense tone and wave of sensuality and elegantly modern femininity. Do you dare? There are more fab looks like this in our March issue on sale now—at newsstands everywhere. Be sure to pick up your copy!

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Jan 30

 
Always wear your hairstyle with confidence—don’t let the hairstyle wear you!

Sophisticate’s Blog:                 Coven Beauty


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Tonight is the season final of American Horror Story: Coven. While we can’t wait to see how it all wraps up, we’ll miss getting our regular scare every week. To prep for missing our ladies of the coven, Sophisticate’s is taking a peek at what the stars look like outside of the New Orleans school for witches, when they’re all glammed up for the red carpet!

Kathy Bates and Jessica Lange show off two great mane styles–short and spiky in chic gray, and long with curls in golden-blonde. ↓
Kathy Bates, Jessica Lange

Taissa Farmiga (Zoe) and Emma Roberts (Madison) strike a pretty pose together. Taissa wears her chestnut lengths highlighted with amber panesl, while Emma opts for a blonder hue. (P.S. Emma may have gone shorter with a bob, but we love the matching lengths in this photo!) ↓
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Sarah Paulson (Cordelia) switches between long lengths and a bob snip; we’re loving her extended curls in this silhouette. ↓
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Gabourey Sidibe (Queenie) wears the hot color of the year, Radiant Orchid, which shows off her pretty dark mane, pulled back in a partial upsweep. ↓
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Lily Rabe (Misty) wows with a gorgeous upsweep crafts with lightly waved tresses and a fantastic gown. ↓
Lily Rabe

Jamie Brewer (Nan) wears lash-kissing fringe combined with straight lengths for a simple and chic silhouette. ↓
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Photos: Courtesy FX.

ON THE SCENE/CELEBRITY STYLE!


Kimberly Caldwell

Recording artist/Sophisticate’s Blogger and Columnist—Kimberly Caldwell—represented us this past weekend at the annual ISSE LONG BEACH Beauty Show. Surrounded by hundreds of fans, the former American Idol took time out to autograph copies of our magazine, pose for photos and to laugh it up! For more on this fab show—check out our next issue!

Beauty Advice: January 29




 
 
 
 
 

Jan 29

 
Are your roots making an unsightly appearance? Try zigzag parting your mane to hide them!

Sophisticate’s Blog:                Hairstar Spotlight


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Ever wonder who creates the incredible hairstyles you see on the pages of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, on the runways in major fashion shows and, well, everywhere? Sophisticate’s aims to introduce you to all of the best and brightest hairstylists through “Hairstar Spotlight,” a regular feature in each issue.

Chrystofer Benson is our Hairstar in the spotlight for the March 2014 issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide. In addition being an Artistic Director for tress powerhouse Matrix, Benson holds many international titles in cutting, coloring and styling in competitions entered throughout his career.

“I was in cosmetology school and went to my first big hair show in Los Angeles. I couldn’t believe all that was going on. I was hooked and wanted to experience it ALL!” Benson told Sophisticate’s Editor-In-Chief Bonnie L. Krueger in an exclusive interview.

To find out more about Chrystofer Benson’s journey as a creative hair pro, be sure to pick up the current issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, on sale now (the one with Hayden Panettiere on the cover). And stay tuned for more meet-and-greet action with today’s hottest stylists and colorists from around the globe…

 

 

JESSICA SIMPSON’S SEXY NEW LOOK


Jessica Simpson
Fashion mogul Jessica Simpson is so proud of her slimmed-down body (yes, she had two babies) she took time out to gush about the how-tos on “Good Morning America”. “I believe in it (WW) with all of my heart. It’s a lifestyle. I’ve tried so many different diets, and you can only stick to something for so long. I feel like with Weight Watchers, it just becomes a part of who you are,” the 33-year-old explained. Her smooth sleek hair style is the perfect compliment to her new look. How much weight has she lost so far? 50 pounds!

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Jan 28

 
If your mane needs some extra moisture, apply hair oil to your tresses before bed and wrap in a scarf or towel.

THE OSBOURNE’S ROCK THE GRAMMYS


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Kelly Osbourne turned up the style heat in her fringed bob with this year’s it color—ravishingly Radiant Orchid! Sharon’s short red carpet was sheer perfection. The boys? What do you think?

Sophisticate’s Blog:                 Grammys Round-Up


The Grammy Awards were last night, and the stars were out in rock-and-roll mode. Here’s a round-up of just a few of the gorgeous stars who were there last night…

Taylor Swift looked amazing in a glittery silver dress and bouncy ponytail. ↓
THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDSKacey Musgraves took home an award–and our admiration for her flowing locks. ↓
THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDSKaty Perry opted for a very high bun accented with a braid. ↓
THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDSMartina McBride always looks chic, this time with a deep side part. ↓
THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDSJulia Roberts made a surprise appearance, wearing super-casual waves. ↓
THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDSMiranda Lambert was absolutely gorgeous in retro-Hollywood cruves. ↓
miranda blogSara Bareilles sang with Carole King, working a fresh braided profile.↓
THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDSAnna Kendrick swirled her chocolate tresses into a pretty sidesweep. ↓
THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDSAlicia Keys wore a chic pompadour with a blue halter dress. ↓
THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDSCyndi Lauper’s traditional red tresses were scooped into a faux-hawk updo. ↓
THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDSGloria Estefan showed off a sleek bob. ↓
THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDSPink does platinum with ease–and rocks her usual hot crop. ↓
THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDSLorde smoothed her natural curls into simple waves with tons of length. ↓
THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDSMary Lambert & Madonna performed together and represented on the red carpet. ↓

THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS

Beauty Advice: January 27




 
 
 
 
 

Jan 27

 
Using products that prevent fading is key to maintaining haircolor.

Sophisticate’s Blog:                 GRAMMYS TONIGHT!


The Grammy Awards are tonight and we’re totally going to watch. The list of who’s going to be there keeps growing, and we want to see everyone. On our radar:

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Katy Perry
Kacey Musgraves
Ariana Grande
Anna Kendrick
Cyndi Lauper
Lorde
P!nk
Martina McBride
Gloria Estefan
Alicia Keys

We can’t wait! Of course, if you want to see all the hot stars every day of the week, and not just tonight, be sure to pick up the current issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, where we have stars, stars, stars—so many stars!

Beauty Advice: January 26




 
 
 
 
 

Jan 26

 
Got a roots problem? Cover them with temporary haircolors in the forms of crayons, creams or powders.

Sophisticate’s Blog:                 The Wolf’s Margot Robbie


We loved Margot Robbie in The Wolf Of Wall Street–all that great hair! Of course, Sophisticate’s always has their eye on the hot stars, and we’ve long been a fan of Margot Robbie, all the way back to her days as Laura on the television show Pan Am, a retro series about the airline during their heyday.

MARGOT ROBBIE

You can see Margot look just as gorgeous with a ’60s-style, full-volume bob as she does with her curled ’80s mane!

We’re going to keep our eyes glued to Margot so we can check out her next big role—we’re hoping for a modern-day look next time around… Be sure to keep your eyes glued to Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, where we always feature the hottest stars, even before you know who they are!

Beauty Advice: January 25




 
 
 
 
 

Jan 25

 
Don’t have dry shampoo on hand and need to freshen your locks? Apply baby powder at the roots to absorb oily build-up.

ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT’S NANCY O’DELL


Nancy O'Dell
Our March issue, on sale at newsstands now, goes behind-the-scenes with Nancy O’Dell to find out her beautiful style secrets. The Rusk face/spokesperson models three fab looks in this very special edition.”I always say hair is really important. You can have the most gorgeous dress and most gorgeous jewelry, but if your hair doesn’t look right—that’s the first thing everybody notices,” the star says. More? You’ll have to pick up the issue 🙂

Sophisticate’s Blog:                 Instagram Beauty Hits


Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide loves beauty and we love selfies. Put the two together and you can see why Instagram is one of our favorite places! Here’s a round-up of the week’s most fabulous mane moves from the photo-sharing site…

Emma Roberts

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Vanessa Hudgens

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Jordin Sparks

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Ariana Grande

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Paris Hilton

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Beauty Advice: January 24




 
 
 
 
 

Jan 24

 
Bring texture to your smooth tresses with the addition of layers, curls or even volume-enhanced crowns.

Sophisticate’s Blog:                 The Vampire Diaries’                Candice Accola


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We’re all excited—The Vampire Diaries is back tonight with their mid-season premiere! Sophisticate’s is big fans of the show, and even grabbed one of the stars for a beauty interview, Ms. Candice Accola, who plays Caroline Forbes. The full interview was featured in a past issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, but we have the scoop on what the star had to say about her gorgeous blonde locks right here…

“My hair is blonde and I get really light highlights in the summer. Because it’s naturally wavy, I love to roll my car windows down and let the wind be my blow-dryer.”

Tune in with us tonight to watch Candice in the mid-season premiere of The Vampire Diaries, and tune into future issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide so you don’t miss all of our great celebrity beauty interviews!

Beauty Advice: January 23




 
 
 
 
 

Jan 23

 
Reverse the effects of dull, dry hair by washing with shampoo that contains antioxidants, plant extracts and botanical oils.

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Joey Scandizzo

Leading Australian hair extensions company Amazing Hair launched a new campaign collection called Monte Napoleone. Inspired by the luxury fashion brands on Milan’s famous high street, Via Monte Napoleone, the looks showcase beautiful color with lovely hair designs as exemplified by the style shown here which was designed by Joey Scandizzo with photography by Andrew O’Toole.

Sophisticate’s Blog:                 The Following’s                 Valorie Curry


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We love when a TV show captures our attention—and love it even more when there’s intriguing hair we can be distracted by, too! Enter The Following, featuring Valorie Curry as Emma. While she’s a bit more edgy on the show, sporting multi-hues and spiky layers on occasion, Valorie’s tresses know how to make an appearance on the red carpet. We’re loving the simple styling and bold, golden hue.

For more great short looks, be sure to pick up the March 2014 issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, featuring our special 14-page section, Celebrity Short Cuts. If you’re thinking of going short, this is the issue for all your mane inspiration!

Photo: Courtesy FOX.

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Jan 22

 
Step away from the brush! Use a wide-tooth comb to detangle hair. The less you brush, the less fizz you’ll fight.

KRISTEN BELL’S MAKEUP SECRETS!


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Veronica Mars‘ and House of Lies‘ star Kristen Bell looks fabulous with her red-carpet look created by celebrity makeup artist Simone Siegl who reveals how look can be created at home.

1. Start with Neutrogena Naturals Face Wash followed by their day cream
2. Next I used Chanel shadow palette Enigma in #19 for a soft smokey look and to bring out her blue eyes. A smudge of dark grey liner was applied on top of the lid, ’til the middle of the eye.
3. Don’t be shy with mascara! Add a few layers with a product like Osmosis Colour Mascara in black.
4. A little Chanel blush in Tweed Sienna was brushed on the apples of her cheeks for color.
5. The finish is Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Juicy Peach.

Osmosis Colour Mascara

Sophisticate’s Blog:                 Zendaya


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When you’re on target to become the next “it girl” of Hollywood and MTV is calling you one of the “Fresh Faces of Pop,” you know you’re on the brink of greatness. Enter Zendaya — and an exclusive Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide interview.

“I have a hairstylist, but there are times when I actually like to do my hair myself. Everyone knows how they like to wear their own hair and you get used to figuring it out and playing around with it,” shares the star who made a splash on Dancing With The Stars, Disney Channel’s Shake It Up and with her debut album, Zendaya.

To find out more about Zendaya’s styling vibe, her makeup, music and more, check out the March 2014 issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide (with Hayden Panettiere on the cover), available now on newsstands.

Beauty Advice: January 21




 
 
 
 
 

Jan 21

 
Give your roots a va-va-voom lift with volumizing powder. The powder liquefies once sprinkled on, providing full, voluminous, textured locks.

Sophisticate’s Blog:                 Styling Nancy


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Nancy O’Dell rules the red carpet and the celebrity entertainment scene on Entertainment Tonight. She’s also the face and spokesperson for Rusk, and has worn all sorts of gorgeous looks courtesy of Rusk Global Artistic Director, Gerard Caruso.

“I like to wear my hair both straight and curly. I used to always prefer it straight, but I’ve gotten to where I really it curly now, too,” shares Nancy about her tress preferences.

To find out how Caruso creates Nancy’s sleek look, as well as beautiful waves and gorgeous spirals, be sure to pick up the March 2014 issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, on sale now (just look for Hayden Panettiere on our cover!).

Beauty Advice: January 20




 
 
 
 
 

Jan 20

 
Make sure your stylist walks you through the proper steps and products needed to get the perfect style!

Sophisticate’s Blog:                 Makeup Quiz!


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Are you classic or romantic? Wild or glam? Find out which makeup  look suits you with our Date Night Makeup quiz…

When it comes to your lips you:
A. Keep them simple and shiny with lip balm or a light gloss.
B. Stick to soft neutrals and if you’re feeling wild, you’ll add a touch of shimmer.
C. Aren’t afraid to be bold..but only on special occasions!
D. Are always rocking the latest lip trend. Blues, red, pinks–you name it!

Did you answer A, B, C or D? To find out what it means, and to answer 9 more beauty-telling questions, head to the March 2014 issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide.

See you at the beauty counter!

 

Beauty Advice: January 19




 
 
 
 
 

Jan 19

 
Avoid really heavy conditioners and conditioning styling products when you want to achieve volume.

Sophisticate’s Blog:                 Inside This Issue!


Want to know what great features you can find in our March 2014 issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide (the one with Hayden Panettiere on the cover)? Check it out right here!

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